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, the right to vote. the most contentious battles are waged in the swing states of ohio and florida. in miami this weekend voters waited up to nine hours to cast in person absentee ballots only to have election officials shut down the polls because they claimed not enough have resources or staff to be able to complete the job. one voter shut out after waiting two hours with their grandson told the miami herald: after protests and those calls to let us vote, the polls did reopen and people voled until 1:00 a.m. but governor rick scott refused to extend any early voting any further, and wouldn't you know it, the areas with the longest lines, maim dade, orange, palm beach, broward county, all of those counties, shocked i know, lean democratic and they all went for the president in 2008. those voters have to contend with more than just voting regulations and ornery officials. unofficial poll watchers, many trained by the tea party group true the vote, those poll watchers are going into predominantly afarry can american areas searching for fraud. volunteers handing out bottled water to voters who
with 303 electoral votes, florida is still up in the air although the president does have a lead there right now of half of a percentage point. now, it's important to note that obama took nearly every swing state, including colorado, ohio, pennsylvania virginia, and wisconsin. those last three really contributed to his win and to the fact that we were able to call the race relatively early last night. if you remember yesterday, there was speculation that the count could go on for several days in the event of a close race. the popular vote is very close at 50.2% to 48.2, just a difference of two points there but with nearly 100-point spread in the electoral vote, it's really no contest. congressional seats democrats did not gain control of the house, which was to be expected, but they did maintain control of the is that the, picking up seats in indiana and massachusetts, a big win there for elizabeth warren against scott brown. we're still waiting on results from montana and north dakota but departments have the lead right now. the two independents, king from maine and sanders fro
charles wells to look back at the 2000 election result in florida and we'll discuss the history of close presidential elections with presidential historian richard norton smith p. -- smith. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--] >> from this location of fairfax high school in fairfax, pretty busy so far. closed at 7:00. florida closing at 8:00 tonight. ohio also closing later after that. the first tally of votes coming in from dixville knocks, new hampshire. -- knox, new hampshire. by the way, c-span's coverage of election day 2012 starts at 8:00 this evening with the interactive result on the house and governor's races. you can see a real-time display of the balance of powers. live video from both the obama and romney headquarters. plus, you can get reaction as well. again, join us tonight. we invite you to join us at 8:00 starting on c-span. listen to it on c-span radio. also tune into c-span.org for more information and other informatio
next weekend to headline a republican event. does the popular gop senator from florida have designs on running for the next republican nomination? a source close to rubio says that kind of talk is way too premature. but ads about the state that kicks off the presidential caucus and primary calendar, it's always good to have friends in iowa. rubio is just one name in a large list of republicans who may consider runs for the white house. they include governors chris christie of new jersey, bob mcdonald and scott walker of wisconsin, ran paul of kentucky and john thune of south dakota, jeb bush of florida, former senator rick santorum who battled mitt romney deep into the primary, former governor mike huckabee who ran for president four years ago and the past two republican running mates, congressman paul ryan and former alaska governor sarah palin. as for the democrats, the vice president keeps dropping hints of running again for president. here's joe biden from election day. >> next time goug to vote for yourself? >> i don't think so. >> even though she keeps saying no to running, th
waiting hours to cast their absentee ballots there. you know the deal in florida. battleground state, one of the battleground states getting a visit from mitt romney. as he and the president are maximizing each and every campaign hour. president obama is hitting wisconsin, iowa, and, of course, ohio, before heading to chicago. and very soon he will be rallying the crowds in columbus, getting a boost from some a-list celebrities. meantime, mitt romney, he is traveling up the eastern seaboard with stops in florida, ohio, virginia, and, of course, new hampshire. and during the next hour we will take you live to his event in fairfax, virginia. speaking of mitt romney, he's already making his case in lynchburg and jim acosta son the campaign trail with him. hey, jim. >> reporter: with a slew of new battleground state polls showing mitt romney trailing president obama only slightly on this day before election day, the gop nominee is making his closing argument to voters. at a campaign stop here in virginia, and earlier this morning in florida, romney warned the crowd that the country could be i
florida. steady rain, southeast. heavy thunderstorms. along coastal new england, northeast mid-atlantic coast. some coastal flooding especially at high tide. england snow. strong gusty winds. rob and paula, back to you. >> definitely not what a lot of folks out here want to hear. >>> adding insult to injury, more steps forward in the recovery from sandy. world trade center memorial site reopened. damage from the storm taken care of. >> the federal government is making millions available to those who lost their homes. and usda sending food to the hard hit region. >>> and we're wrapping up our day of giving and disney and the results have been widely successful. with the help of the viewers, we've raised more than $12 million for sandy relief. >> great. $3 million match from samsung. of course, all the money going to the reds who who's done so much to help out. thank you to everyone that took time. we have . >>> coming up, we have much more coverage of this very important day in america. >> next up, the tables turn. more reports of voter intimidation at the polls. this time targe
, virginia and ohio. they feel ok about florida and virginia. but a sign of trouble. jonathan martin is hearing the margins for him in chesterfield county just outside of richmond, where he is doing well, it is not good enough. if he's losing there, it's a sign of trouble in the state. in ohio, romney is worried about the midwest. wisconsin, and ohio, real nervousness. in the obama war room, confidence. exit polls looked good for john kerry. there are jokes about president kerry. but their models are coming in. the vote is coming in how they expected. >> one state declared is indiana, which obama won and it is called for romney. it shows the map is smaller this time, the map is smaller. some of the exit polling looks good, some does not, with what people think of health care and the role of government. people ask me, who should i vote for? what will they do? i have no clue. none of the candidates talked about what they'll do. it goes with what john wrote, about how small the campaign is in what is a huge moment. when you think of what is happening with our debt. trillion-dollar defic
yesterday, if you vote, i will win. that could be a problem particularly in florida and ohio as we reported yesterday. early voting rollbacks meant some people were waiting in line for as long as six hours to finally cast their ballot. so we'll have to see how those polls are today. >> if you need to know how late your polls are open, politico and ap have a good map of state by state closing times. you can check it out on politico's home page. we'll be right back. (vo) tonight, current tv presents special election coverage, with unrivaled social media, straight from the campaigns, the pundits, and from viewers like you. with exclusive analysis and commentary from al gore, someone who knows a thing or two about close elections. >> overall, it was a clear win. >> now that's politically direct. >> so keep on tweeting and maybe you'll have your voice be part of this democracy and see your tweets up on our screen. [ forsythe ] we don't just come up here for the view up in alaska. it's the cleanest, clearest water. we find the best sweetest crab for red lobs
final results are in from florida. with counting still underway, obama is leading romney in florida by board than 49,000 votes. -- by more than 49,000 votes. california has officially cancelled a planned college tuition hike following the passage of a tax increase in the statewide ballot. california voters approved proposition 30, which imposes a $6 billion temporary tax hike in order to avoid massive cuts to spending on education. california's sales tax will rise by a quarter cent for four years while individuals making over $250,000 a year will pay higher rates over seven years. the measure passed with an overwhelming turnout from young voters, an outgrowth of the widespread protests against tuition hikes on california campuses last year. the average tuition cost for full-time students will remain at the same rate as last year. advocates for marijuana reform are preparing for a showdown with the federal government following historic victories in colorado and washington. voters in both states approved measures legalizing marijuana for recreational use, the first time ever that has
think by this hour while they're still counting votes in florida and made for the next week -- there is an even greener light. we know.what the president was reelected and democrats picked up seats in the senate which is contrary to what anybody in washington i think thought even as late as today. the house is going to stay roughly the same. absent breaking news, i bring you know prescind returns from florida. i would like to spend more time on why this has happened and what it means for us going forward. i share the admiration all around 4 president obama's campaign team. they were technically close to perfect in the first responsibility of a campaign team, that is to identify and turn out voters. the planned it and executed it, and it every step of the way, they knew what votes they needed and went out and got them. they began before election day thinking favorable votes in states where they had put people on the ground to produce. take ileus appear -- technically a superb operation. perhaps some people will think by the fourth or fifth visit -- it did work. the point i wa
here when you hear a storm is in the gulf, it may hit florida, texas, new orleans, you have a deeper appreciation for what that could potentially mean. it sensitizes everybody to what these kind of storms can do. so, congratulations to the folks, sending up the truck, and we are all in this together. that's the message. >> no longer sympathy. it is empathy. >>> well, when we come back, a serious health scare for brooke burke shah vai. >> and "the skinny." we'll be right back af ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny >>> welcome back, everybody. start "the skinny" today with >>> welcome back, everybody. start "the skinny" today with news about brooke burke. you may know her as co-host of our big hit "dancing with the stars." apparently she is battling thyroid cancer and announced through a personal youtube video, battling the disease, she is okay, never felt better. said a few months to get her head around this thing and set up surgery for the next few weeks. take a listen to the video. >> i need to have thyroid surgery and have a thyroidectomy, which means i'm going have a nice bi
now getting back to normal. so no more rationing in the garden state. >>> in florida, a good samaritan who lost his leg helping a total stranger is talking about his life-changing ordeal for the first time. >> angel soto, a father of four, stopped his car last month to come to the aid of a crash victim in del ray beach, and that's when another car slammed right into him, crushing his right leg. >> i could not feel my legs, both legs. the pain was excruciating. and i was hopping on one leg. >> soto said he would do it all other again because saving someone's life was well worth it. >> oh, man. everyday hero, that's for sure. >>> here's your tuesday forecast, everybody. a wet day from northern california to seattle. up to a half foot of snow in the cascades and northern rockies. rain in south texas. and morning frost along the gulf coast. rain from florida to new england. >> mostly 50s in the northeast. just 30s and 40s in the midwest. 75, phoenix. 63, sacramento. >>> and on ""monday night football,"" it was the chiefs visiting the steelers. it was a tough good morning to watch. we pick
that on various platforms. now, coming up, a look at house races, a debate in the florida 18th congressional district with for the republican congressman allen west and democrat, patrick murphy where representative allen west who currently represents the 22nd district, is now running for the 18th house district. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> democrat patrick murphy, republican allen west, the square off in a one-hour debate. >> this is a newschannel 5 special presentation. >> good evening, and welcome to the debate between our candidates tonight. they are democrat patrick murphy and republican allen west. thank you for joining us. i will be the moderator. as part of our coverage, joining me to ask questions are two of my colleagues. our format is simple. each will be asked a question and they will have one minute to respond. then a 30-second rebuttal. at the end of the broadcast, they will each have one minute to make closing statements. we will try to get through a lot of topics. the first question will go
. >> the presidential vase over except in florida. the electoral votes are i will stun claimed. they're not make or break this time. president obama still holds a lead there. >> seven house races still up for grabs this morning across the country including the heated contest on florida's treasure coast between tea party republican allen west and democratic challenger patrick murphy. right now murphy does have a very slim lead of less than 2500 votes. but west not conceding at all. actually, loudly not conceding. in palm springs, california, mary bono mack, she isn't giving up. she trails democrat areraul rui. >> so we're minding your business. u.s. stock futures are flat this morning. >> the markets had a rough day yesterday. chris teens romans here to explain this big selloff. is there an explanation? >> can you see the sectors reacting to a second obama administration. let me show you what it looked like, 313 points, the first dow close below 13,000 in three months. that was the worst day of the year. more than 2% down. when i talk about the internals of the market, i'm talking about banks, in
swing states of ohio, wisconsin, colorado and new hampshire. one swing state, florida, is still undeclared tonight. >> the president thanked the crowd and talked about what he wants to do over the next four years, his second term. >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together, reducing our deaf tau sit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. we've got more work to do. >> this is a time of great challenges for america, and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> all right, now on to the house and senate. >> republicans lost three key seats tonight in the u.s. senate where democrats remain in control. they have 52 seats. republicans have 44. >> three senate races are undecided tonight, a total of 10gop seats were at stake. >> and the house is staying in republican hands with 231 republicans an
earlier. now, we have to talk about florida. the low-pressure system. 80, miami, today, will have showers with it. a little gusty, too, in parts of the southeast. then, there's the travel weather we have to get to because you're probably making your holiday plans. if you're planning to fly to seattle, a rain/snow mix. charlotte, miami, could be problematic there, as far as rainfall. i'll leave you a look at the holiday travel on the roads. i-95 looking dry. but the center of the nation, looking pretty good overall. >> this weather report has been brought to you by las vegas. i should say before all of the people in michigan get upset with me, that's really my home, i'm a lion at heart. >> okay. dually noted. >>> coming up here on "gma," the nascar challenge. what happens when you put four anchors behind the wheels of the vehicles. our coaches, some of the biggest names in the sport. >>> and rihanna goes first class. it's diamonds in the sky for all of the passengers aboard her private plane. introducing american colors... fine quality, handcrafted furniture and accessories in many colors
here early. >> reporter: complete with plans for thanksgiving dinner in line here in florida. >> thanksgiving, mom comes out with the china and the plates. >> reporter: almost half of all americans are expected to shop over black friday weekend. but will sheer numbers deliver the big payday retailers are banking on. the wealthiest are expected to spend 3% less this holiday season. add to that a holiday walkout planned by some walmart workers that could cramp sales. >> we just demand the respect. >> reporter: experts say the high stakes make shoppers the big winners. >> it's really become an arms race. >> reporter: how good will deals be? we hit a best buy to find out. we found $400 flat screens that will be going on sale for $180. you'll find a $500 savings on this nikon. and samsung laptops like these which are normally 550 bucks will be $200 cheaper midnight thursday. walmart will sell flat screens for $78, sears for $97. and target has pledged to match amaz amazon's prices. a tip to shoppers who want to get a jump start, many stores are offering deep discounts that will ge
place, right time, wolf. i've been doing the lottery draws now for about eight years here in florida. and florida, you know, hosts the power ball draws. and i auditioned for it and lucky enough to get it. it's been a great ride so far. >> do people recognize you on the street? you go out at 10:59 p.m. eastern and make -- take that ball and make somebody very, very happy, people are watching. >> people are watching. we've had people fly in from all over the country just to come to our studios and watch the draw because they wanted to see how it worked. they watch it from their homes, but they want to see how it looks in person. we're happy to have them in the studio. they have a viewing room, so they can come in and watch. yeah, i go out and people, you know, they spot me as the lottery guy, the power ball guy. it's a great job. i have the opportunity to really change people's lives. and every time i go out on the set and pull those numbers, i'm thinking about the person who might be winning that night and how radically different their life could be the next day. >> are you allowed to
in u.s. history and we hope this man is holding the winning ticket. >>> fighting back. the florida socialite caught up in the scandal that took down david petraeus now defending herself. why she says she's been unfairly portrayed and may sue the u.s. government. >>> a young star of "two and a half men" stays he's sorry about hez comments but he's not taking anything back, wednesday, november 28th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. we should explain something. howie, who we just showed you, is allegedly the lighting designer here at the "today" show but more importantly he's the keeper of the office pool. >> and has been, he says for five years. i've been giving this guy money for ten years. not sure where it's going help. takes it very seriously. gets very disappointed if we don't win. calls us from his home in monte carlo to tell us the news. here's what it's going to look like, if we win
. we brought a friend from florida while we were looking at it going, oh, my god, this is early. this is horrible. looked over and, wild-eyed wonderment and love it >> that's the face. that's the face. they actually at the show now take pictures and post them on facebook so you can see yourself with spider-man and the faces be -- everybody is looking up open-mouthed and that's what we have to look at. that's what's taking the show two years into a run. >> it's making money? >> it's making a lot of money and grossed almost $150 million to date. and it averages a million-four a week. what's bad about that? >> how unusual given the sometimes catastrophic effect of social media, how unusual is it for a failure to come back, rebuilt and become a phenomenal success? >> it's unprecedented. what they have done with this show really closing it down for three weeks to completely reimage what it could be and then reup -- it's unprecedented. >> we were just talking about you two and then the way they came at it. in this period when they shut down i ran into edge, they were like -- they reco
that we saw this weekend, today ohio and florida to voter suppression could be widespread enough that it might swing the election in favor of mitt romney. are you concerned? >> yeah, look, anytime there's reports and there are as we speak, of making it more difficult for people to vote, whether it be in florida or certain other reports in different states, it obviously raises concerns, both in my capacity as attorney general as well as a strong advocate for this ticket. >> i want to show, you have fought for our nation. you have been somebody who has upheld democracy in other roles. i want to show a quick clip of a wisconsin video featuring you. >> this is about priorities and guidance. president of the united states and my father understand that we need to make sure we honor our commitment to the veterans. >> you're also a jag in the delaware national guard and spent time in iraq. how do you convince members of the armed services, who often vote republican, to vote for your dad and president obama. what's your message to them? >> well, my message to veterans and military personn
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